'Shakespeare ImPrint' Exhibition at Library of Birmingham

'Shakespeare ImPrint' Exhibition at Library of Birmingham


Posted 2022-12-12 by dpmfollow

Thu 08 Dec 2022 - Sat 25 Feb 2023

'Shakespeare Im.Print' Exhibition at Library of Birmingham

A new exhibition explores the signs, symbols and prints in Birmingham's Shakespeare Collection. 'Shakespeare Im.Print' is open from 8 December until 25 February 2023 at the Shakespeare Memorial Room in Library of Birmingham.

The Hive in the Jewellery Quarter has worked with artist Iona McCuaig and participants from a women's group from Restore Birmingham to create the exhibition as part of the 'Everything to Everybody' Project. Featuring mark-making, mono-printing, collage and metal embossing, the works are inspired by pieces in Birmingham's historic collection of Shakespeare artefacts including artworks by Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dali.

Naomi Clarke, community outreach & learning manager at The Hive, said: "The Shakespeare Collection is vast and so varied, and we were so inspired by the items we were able to see and also surprised by the items it includes. Each of our participants were given a sketchbook when they visited the collection and guided by artist Iona McCuaig to capture their visit through discussion, words, notes, drawings and photographs. These sketchbooks then supported the development of the wonderful new artworks that are now on show in the Shakespeare Memorial Room."

The exhibition, which is free to visit, also features previously unseen items from the collection. The 'Everything to Everybody' Project celebrates the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library, the first great Shakespeare library in the world and the only one which belongs to all the people of a city.

Professor Ewan Fernie, 'Everything to Everybody' project director, said: "The vast Shakespeare Collection at the Library of Birmingham – owned by all the people of Birmingham – never fails to inspire. You might be interested in theatre, illustration, literature, politics, international relations, or product placement in programmes: there will be something in it for you. We can't wait to show off the new artworks which have been created by the groups working with Restore and The Hive, and which will bring the collection to life in a uniquely colourful way. Do come up to the Shakespeare Memorial Room and see for yourself!"

The 'Everything to Everybody' Project is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council, with funding contributed by National Lottery Heritage Fund and History West Midlands. For more information see www.everythingtoeverybody.bham.ac.uk

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